Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to host a panel discussion in conjunction with the gallery's current exhibition Sidelined, curated by Samuel Levi Jones. Join us for a talk with the featured artists Derek Fordjour, David Huffman, and Samuel Levi Jones, moderated by Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00pm followed by opening remarks at 6:30pm.
Inspired by the recent protests of NFL players during the national anthem, Sidelined brings together artists responding to injustices experienced by people of color both on and off the sports field: Melvin Edwards, Derek Fordjour, Lauren Halsey, David Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Glenn Kaino, Patrick Martinez, and Deborah Roberts. The artists pose urgent questions about the systems of power that can devalue the lives of minorities in the United States. The exhibition is on view at Galerie Lelong & Co. through February 17, 2018.
Connie H. Choi has worked on multiple exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem: Fictions, Regarding the Figure, and Their Own Harlems. She is currently organizing a major traveling exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Prior to joining the museum in February 2017, Choi was the Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She served as the project manager and lead curator of the 2016 reinstallation of the American galleries at the Brooklyn Museum, and the organizer of the museum’s presentation of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008.
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